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  • What a start for a school year! And it is The Pinion's Centennial.

IUCN Congress assembles in Hawaii

Hula dancers end the opening ceremony with a performance.

Anela Chavez, Editor-in-chief

September 27, 2016

The International Union for the Conservation of Nature held a congress for world conservation. It was held, for the very first time, in the United States on the island of Oahu. It lasted 10 days, from September 1 to 10. Thousands upon thousands of experts, politicians and people attended. This year’s...

Tigers never miss a beat!

Tiger Battalion members Rachel Williams, Mikaela Yasay, Christian Gelacio, Nam Nguyen, Richelle Villaruel, Shalin Sylvester and Dezmar Martin.

Sharon Marquez, Tiger Battalion S-5 Public Affairs Officer

September 19, 2016

Ready… Set… Go! The Tiger Battalion staff didn’t miss a beat starting this school year...a heartbeat that is. August 13 was the American Heart Association's 18th Annual Heart Walk. The American Heart Association’s mission is to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases an...

Welcoming the Tigers back

Students join hands to sing alma mater.

Aidan Sakaio, Dawson Langinbelik and Kirt Choi, Reporter

August 30, 2016

On August 5, the Student Government Association held an assembly  to welcome the staff and students back to a new school year. Before the assembly started, the band was playing, cheerleaders were cheering and the crowd was screaming. The SGA held an activity where students from each class level would have to pick a card, do the ...

Tigers usher in a new school year

Students from each class level play a game to earn class points.

Alexandria Buchanan, editor

August 22, 2016

On August 5, the students and staff of McKinley High School attended their annual Welcome Back Assembly to kick off the new school year. It was the first for freshmen who only started school earlier that week, but for seniors, this was their fourth, and last, time sitting on the bleachers to celebrate the activities, events and ...

Saying the last goodbyes to the Class of 2016

McKinley seniors are introduced with a new chapter in their lives.

Sarah Kim, editor

June 3, 2016

Bittersweet memories. Proud families. Exhilarated feelings. New beginnings. On May 22, the McKinley class of 2016 said their last goodbyes to MHS. Before the commencement ceremony, the seniors had a week of practice. The days felt endless as we sang the songs that we were performing. Yet, the fe...

Aloha assembly honors seniors

McKinley Tigers sing our fight song

Kanoelehua Costorio-Meyer and Katie Jones

May 26, 2016

Students of McKinley High School attended the last assembly for this 150 year celebration for the seniors. Ninety-seven graduates earned a scholarship. A total of $3,524,792 was granted. The highest scholarship given was worth $277,618. This amount is higher than any other year. Post high school ...

The World and Us: Donald Trump

Some teens believe Donald Trump has caused their peers to view the conservative party in a negative light. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

Kanoelehua Costorio-Meyer, student reporter

May 19, 2016

Teenagers around the world are not liking the idea of having Donald Trump because for one he is a bad leader. Donald Trump is showing teenagers that he is bad for us and that we want someone else to lead us and not him....

The United States election 2016

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are running for president. If Clinton wins, she will be the first woman to be president. If Trump wins, this will be a surprise to Americans because he is  a businessman.

Hoang Nguyen, reporter

May 13, 2016

It is 2016 which means Barack Obama’s presidential years have come to an end. That means the years that Barack Obama is president are finished. The United States will have an election and a new president. The people running for president on the Republican side are businessman Donald Trump, U.S. ...

Summer Poll

May 2, 2016


No Tech?

“It’s useful and you can search up things and find information easier,” said Faufata.

James Deguinon, reporter

April 28, 2016

People use technology for various purposes. Imagine if it were taken away. It would be awful and hard. What if the privilege to use technology like computers, phones, etc. were taken away from not only school, but your home as well? In London, a school banned technology at school and at home. Acco...